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    Posted: June 09 2005 at 7:19am

Hey all, I've been looking for some good books to read. I really love historical-fiction novels and documentaries. I just finished reading Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver and I recommend it! What are your favorite books?

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Hi Skzz! I would recommend to you anything by Umberto Eco, his books are a feast of imagination, history and intelligence! I also recommend Alexandar Hemons "The question of Bruno" and if you can find The Christmas oratorio : a novel / by Gran Tunstrm, well, then youre in luck!

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I dont know if its your taste, because alot of people dont enjoy her stories, but I personally think Jackie Collins has some terrific books. I just finished reading Rock Star and I loved it every minute of it.

The World is Full of Married Men by Jackie is also a great book.

I also like Danielle Steel- The Long Road Home, Bittersweet and Vanished.

 

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as you like it by shakespeare is a good book its nothing but drama
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I second the opinion about Umberto Eco. Loved "The Name of the Rose."
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Wow, thanks for the replies. I'll start looking into those titles.
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Agatha Christie?
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Why don't you guys try sidney sheldon's?
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I cannot believe no one has mentioned Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Best book ever written. Hehe I've been reading that book over and over since I was like 8 (15 now), it's such a moving story.

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Yeay, Wuthering Heights!! But don't forget Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bront, it's really good too. And anything by Margaret Atwood, especially Alias Grace.
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Hmm. . .  pretty much anything by H.G. Wells or Jules Verne *likes classic science-fiction* . . . Dr. Jackyll and Mr. Hyde (actually a very sad story, at least the way I read it). . . The Outsiders (the book I loved best in school), Lord of the Flies (a book I loved in school and appreciated all the more, later), To Kill a Mockingbird (a book I hated in school, but came to love later). . . Peter Pan in all incarnations (including his genesis in Small White Bird, which I took out a very vintage copy of once from the library). . . I guess that's enough for now.  May post more later once some more hit me.

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hey you should try faye or johnaton kellerman. ive just finished flesh and blood by johnaton and loved it
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I loved the Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman.  Its marketed to be for adolescents, but I think that's a mistake (there are a lot of people who don't want to buy something called Dark Materials for their 12 year old).   As an adult I enjoyed the heck out of all 3 books in the series (first one is The Golden Compass).

I also love Neil Gaiman (just read Good Omens for the second time).


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Originally posted by Kuroneko Kuroneko wrote:

Hmm. . .  pretty much anything by H.G. Wells or Jules Verne *likes classic science-fiction* . . . Dr. Jackyll and Mr. Hyde (actually a very sad story, at least the way I read it). . . The Outsiders (the book I loved best in school), Lord of the Flies (a book I loved in school and appreciated all the more, later), To Kill a Mockingbird (a book I hated in school, but came to love later). . . Peter Pan in all incarnations (including his genesis in Small White Bird, which I took out a very vintage copy of once from the library). . . I guess that's enough for now.  May post more later once some more hit me.

Science Fiction, have you read any Orson Scott Card? He's the best.

I agree about Mockingbird- I didn't like it so much in school, but love it now. Mostly I read Young Adult fiction now (I'm a teacher becoming a librarian soon). Soooo many great authors out there. I don't know where to start. Chris Crutcher is awesome and Scott Westerfeld. But for adult novels.... My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Piccoult... a novel you won't soon forget.

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I second you on Orson Scott Card!  I LOVED the Alvin Maker series.

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Fabulosity by Kimora Lee Simmons. It's simply the best IMAO.
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The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren tops my list. It makes you think.  Love It.
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I third/fourth To Kill a Mockingbird.
--Pride and Prejudice
--Animal Farm
--Sophie Kinsella's books for light reading. Her daffy heroines are pretty funny.
--J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Don't laugh. They're wonderfully witty and fun.
--High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
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Off the top of my head, some of my faves include:
 
The Lovely Bones-Alice Seabold
The Pact-Jodi Piccoult
Memoirs of a Geisha-Arthur Golden
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Did I mention that I'm an obsessed harry potter fan... well i am so my book choice would be hmmmm harry potter
Also Adeline yen mah's autobiography falling leaves trust me you will get hooked and want to read anything she has written.
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